Best Swimsuits for Curvy Women a Q&A with Our Friend Katy
When our friend Katy had a chance to have a close-up preview of a few of our bathing suits, she quickly realized she no longer had to sacrifice or make concessions when it comes to looking for swimsuits for curvy women. In fact, it became clear her expectations were elevated! We chose three of the best and most flattering swimsuits for a curvy body type for her to try for the summer. We’re confident, like her, you’ll love the versatility, coverage, and style just as she did.
For reference, Katy is a size 12/14, weighs 177 lbs. and is 5’6”. In a swimsuit, Katy looks for a piece that smooths and sculpts.
The Cecilia One-Piece Swimsuit comes from our Movement Collection and is designed to provide full chest top and bottom coverage. The back-tie detail is both fashionable and functional; tighten or loosen to achieve the best fit when you need more or less support. Currently, the Cecilia comes in three color options: navy, a color that is flattering on anyone; fuschia, for women who want to add a flirty feel to their swimwear selections, this is also a great alternative option from a summer tankini set; and sword lily, a unique, geometric print that draws attention away from the midsection. Pair with a beach visor, long summer dress, - sandals and you have an instant, vacation-ready summer look.
Katy says: The Cecilia’s fabric is STUNNING! It feels like a second skin and is not oppressive or intrusive. The high fit on my waist and the back are SO flattering. The tie at the mid-back provides support and is THE BEST long coverage for one of my problem areas. It has a beautiful, comfortable cut along the bikini line and offers THE BEST coverage EVER on my rear end. I could easily wear this suit under a maxi skirt or as a bodysuit under a jean jacket.
The Cristina is part of the Shape Collection and its long sleek lines and cross-back detail looks beautiful on any body type. The full chest and bottom coverage maintain a modern vibe without being risque. It’s a perfect option for anyone who is active at the beach or by the pool during the summer because the straps won’t slip and the coverage stays in place. Women can choose a classic navy or the bold Flos Carmeli print. Overall, the quality of the fabric makes for a soft bathing suit and a long, slimming silhouette to allow curvy women to feel more confident.
Katy says: The Cristina is GORGEOUS! I love the freedom in the back. The straps along the shoulder blades offer such a lovely fit and feel. It forms to my body snugly, yet comfortably. This suit will travel with me everywhere! I don’t have to worry if my swimsuit is too revealing or too matronly. To be honest, until trying on this suit, I had given up on finding a flattering one-piece swimsuit since I am curvy. Thanks, Hermoza for returning my faith to shopping for swimwear for thick women like me!
From the Sculpt Collection, the Gayle One-Piece Swimsuit is one of the best one-piece suits for curvy women and a favorite due to its beautiful ruching and back bow detail. The style and cut create a sculpted look that provides ample high coverage without looking frumpy or dated. The soft, luxury material and timeless shape make this suit one to wear both day and night. On its own, the Gayle is a chic, statement swimsuit and comes in classic black or showstopping red. Paired with a sarong, wide-leg pant bottoms, or a patterned cover up dress, it can double as a bodysuit and be worn to beachside dinner or drinks.
Katy says: Oh. My. Gosh. Hermoza! Where have you been all my life? These suits are new game-changers! Because of my shape and size, I have had to be so picky, or worse, not picky at all! The fabrics are luxurious. I mean, LUX-UR-IOUS. Always shopping and buying “off the rack,” it never occurred to me that a swimsuit could feel so decadent. These suits gave me a confidence and comfort I haven’t felt FOR YEARS. I can’t wait for warmer summer weather so I can finally wear a suit that helps me honor and appreciate my “mom bod!” Thank you SO MUCH for creating this line!
We’ve created our swimwear collections to give women another reason to feel carefree and confident in their own skin. After all, swimwear should be liberating, not limiting. Our suits are designed to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Nothing makes us happier than when we receive such enthusiastic feedback from someone who has worn and loved our suits. The best bathing suits for curvy women aren’t shapeless - just the opposite! They are sleek, sexy, form-fitting, and flattering to all.
Besos, Marisa and Tiffany